Pavel Vinahradau sentenced to another 7-day arrest

2012 2012-03-14T17:23:08+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The Maskouski district court resumed hearing of Pavel Vinahradau's administrative case on 13 March.

He was sentenced to 7 days of arrest. Taking into account that Vinahradau had already spent 3 days in the detention centre, he will be taken to custody only for four remaining days, RFE/RL reports.

On 5 March Judge Yauhen Khatkevich heard evidence by policemen, found a number of contradictions in the case and sent the police report back to the Maskouski district police department for revision.

At 6:30 pm on 2 March the activist of "Tell the Truth" campaign Pavel Vinahradau was to have been released from the detention centre after his 10-day arrest for the toys protest. Policemen say he was released earlier. They claim Pavel was standing near a shop shouting “I am free” and swearing.

Vinahradau says just after his release from the detention centre he was ordered to get into a car and taken to the Maskouski district police department, where police officers Davydziuk and Listapadau drew up a report against him for alleged swearing. It happened on Friday and Pavel was returned to the detention center until Monday.